EarthEd (State of the World): Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet


EarthEd (State of the World): Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 1610918428
ISBN-13 9781610918428
Year 2017-04-20
Pages 392
Language English
Publisher Island Press
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Earth education is traditionally confined to specific topics ecoliteracy outdoor education environmental science But in the coming century on track to be the warmest in human history every aspect of human life will be affected by our changing planet Emerging diseases food shortages drought and waterlogged cities are just some of the unprecedented challenges that todays students will face How do we prepare 9 5 billion people for life in the Anthropocene to thrive in this uncharted and more chaotic future Answers are being developed in universities preschools professional schools and even prisons around the world In the latest volume of State of the World a diverse group of education experts share innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a new era Topics include systems thinking for kids the importance of play in early education social emotional learning comprehensive sexuality education indigenous knowledge sustainable business medical training to treat the whole person teaching law in the Anthropocene and more EarthEd addresses schooling at all levels of development from preschool to professional Its lessons can inform teachers policy makers school administrators community leaders parents and students alike And its vision will inspire anyone who wants to prepare students not only for the storms ahead but to become the next generation of sustainability leaders

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